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Your Instagram Photos Are About To Get Prettier

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Instagram photos have been stuck in 640×640 pixel resolution for as long as we can remember, but that’s finally about to change.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is getting ready to start displaying photos in 1080×1080 pixel resolution, according to The Verge. While Instagram hasn’t begun yet to display photos in that format, it has started to store them in that size, the source code of its browser-based version has revealed.

An Instagram spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it’s indeed working to roll out the bigger format to its iOS and Android app. It’s unclear when all users will start to see their photos in the new resolution.

The higher resolution will likely improve the experience for many of Instagram’s 300 million users. Though the original format worked just fine when Instagram first launched in 2010, smartphone screens have since gotten bigger and better, begging for an upgrade on the photo side, too.

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